Today, I sat down to jot down what I wish to experience in the next five years or so .It is said that one should not plan too much especially about those aspects that one desires wholeheartedly but the last few months have seen a lot of personal turmoil that have somehow caused me immense grief and I felt that I need to write down the aspect of life that still gets warmth within me, which makes me feel ALIVE
So here’s what I wanna do in the coming Six years
To those who are enthralled by mountains, they are wonders beyond all dispute while to those who are not , their allure is akin to madness , what is this strange force ??? The silence of these towering giants who beckon those like me again and again in-spite all the sacrifices that we so willingly put forth; the mountain for me is not only snow and ice but also dream & desire ……
- Summit the trio peaks , standing at their Summit : Stok Kangri( 6180 mts ),Dzo Jongo ( 6280 mts) , Kang Yatze(6200 mts )
- Trek to Panpatia Col : A pass that bridges the divide between Badrinath Ji and the region that lies next to Kedarnath Ji at an altitude of 4200 mts .
- Trek to Auden col : A trek in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand that will definitely test my endurance and will power at an altitude of 5490 mts.
- Trek to Everest Base Camp: I wish to gaze at the splendour of the Himalayan Peaks in the Nepal region while walking all the way from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and then reaching Namche Bazaar and finally Lukla .
- Trek to Kalindi Khaal : A trek that is the toughest as there can be , at an average altitude of 5000 mts deep in the snowed out region of the Garhwal Region. This one will be the biggest challenge to do if ever I reach to this point.
- Explore the lakes in Kashmir region. I wanna see and explore few more lakes in addition to the Great Lakes of Kashmir, hopefully I will get around to doing them in the years coming ahead.
Sometimes as they the journey is as much significant as the destination. A journey by the road has often moved me as it somehow touches my soul within as i find myself slowly blending into the landscape that is visible as a slice of this magnificent Earth itself
- Road trip to Upper Mustang , Nepal : A region that is visited not by many , harsh and desolate yet incredibly touching to the heart and will be a supreme challenge to me as well to my RIDE .
- Road trip to the Zanskar Region ,Ladakh : This is something that is pending for long and I guess I need to do this sooner than later to watch some of the incredible glaciers of this region.
- Road trip to South India : This is just open ended , I want to just drive in the states of Tamil Nadu , Kerala and Karnataka as nd when I get the opportunity.
- Road trip to Arunachal Pradesh : I wish to experience North East by starting from the beautiful state of Arunachal Pradesh.
I realize that a key to all the above in the present life is detailed planning as well as preparing my body and mind to deal with the challenges that will come in my path , so I tell myself lets do this … lets rise up from everything around me that is pulling me down into the depths ….